The home has been designed to maximise the suns heating and lighting influence upon the home. Locally sourced low carbon materials are proposed alongside passive design principles to ensure minimal heating in winter. This exceptional design will be predominantly constructed using natural and recycled materials. Building the new replaced part of the house to the Passivhaus standard will dramatically reduce energy consumption.
In addition, the house will make the best use of natural design elements such as high levels of daylight, sunlight and natural ventilation in summer. Combined with the use of a variety of renewable technologies to achieve a zero carbon status; and the addition of a garden design which supports the growing of food and recycling of food waste the proposed scheme will make a significant contribution to protecting and enhancing the environment and increasing Biodiversity.
Planning consent granted on the 10th September 2014